Programme

LASIG EVENT HOSTED BY

SABANCI UNIVERSITY SCHOOL of LANGUAGES

ISTANBUL, TURKEY

Learners &Teachers as Companions on the Road to Autonomy

FRIDAY 30th - SATURDAY 31st MAY 2014

VENUE: SABANCI UNIVERSITY MINERVA PALAS, KARAKOY

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, MAY 30TH 
8:45-9:45 Registration
9:45-10:00 Opening Speech by Sabancı University President Prof.Dr. Nihat Berker
10:00-10:40 PLENARY 1  LENI DAM,  LASIG Coordinator, DENMARK- Teachers and learners as companions on the road to developing learner autonomy - examples from the autonomous classroom
10:50-11:50 PARALLEL WORKSHOPS I
  "You are too young for this! Developing Learner Autonomy with Young Learners"                                   Christian Ludwig - Uni.of Duisburg/ Uni.of Koblenz-Landau "Do I Need a Magic Wand to Foster Learners' Autonomy"                 Ferhat Karanfil      OUP  “Just Guide the Choice”           Evrim Uysal & Sibel Taşkın Şimşek  Sabancı University   
11:50-12:10 COFFEE BREAK
12:10-12:40 PARALLEL TALKS I
  "The Learning Portfolio: design, evaluation and feedback"                Pınar Gündüz  &  Esra Gün Alayafi  Sabancı University "The Perceptions of EFL Instructors about Learner Autonomy: An Explanatory Case Study"   Emine Bulur Civanoğlu -  Doğuş University & Enisa Mede - Bahçeşehir University "The use of e-learning in the creation of autonomous language learner"                                       Terrence Inniss                      University of the West Indies   "Motivation, individualisation and learner autonomy in the modern language learning classroom"  Kristina Mullamaa  Tartu University
12:40-14:10 LUNCH
14:10-14:50 PLENARY 2  SİMLA COURSE,  Akdeniz University, TURKEY - Teacher and Learner Autonomy for Agency in the Language Classroom
15:00-15:30 PARALLEL TALKS II
  “My First Academic Attempt: The Case of Turkish Undergraduate Medical Students "                 Neslihan Önder Özdemir         Uludağ University "Building Autonomy Through Collaborative Assessment"                 Vicki Bott & Barbara Schwenk    Justus Liebig University      "Learner Autonomy: It gives them wings"                                                 Görkem Satak&Seda Ertüm Emirler Sabancı University "Learner autonomy in language acquisition: is primary school too early?"           Fabiana Rosi  Uni.of Modena and Reggio Emilia / Free Uni.of Bolzano    
15:30-15:50 COFFEE BREAK
15:50-16:20 PARALLEL TALKS III
  "The Long-distance Teacher and Learner Autonomy, a structure for independence"                              Elsien Gale                                            University of Montpelier "A Blog a Day Keeps English Blues Away"                                                 Devrim Uygan                              Sabancı University "The Role of Emotions in Autonomous Language Learning"  Micol Beseghi &  Greta Bertolotti   University of Parma   "Comparing EFL Teachers’ and Learners’ Preferences about Autonomous Learning"                      Mustafa Öztürk                       Hacettepe University 
16:25-16:55 PARALLEL TALKS IV
  "Difficulties of Classroom-Based Advising: Voices from the Shareholders"                       Mehmet Boyno                           Freelance Researcher "Edmodo-Technology, Autonomy, Exposure, Engagement!"             Tahir Eşlik                                         Eastern Mediterranean University "Learning to Develop:  Developing to Learn"                                           Meral Güçeri & Shari Young            Sabancı University "My Way of Flipping a Mixed Ability Class"         Eva  Büyüksimkeşyan         Private Esayan High School
17:00-17:15 EVALUATIONS of the DAY - ANNOUNCEMENTS
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE: SATURDAY, MAY 31ST 
10:00-10:40 PLENARY 3 JO MYNARD,  Kanda University of International Studies, Japan - Learner Involvement in Self-access Learning 
10:50-11:50 PARALLEL WORKSHOPS II
   "Easing the Tension: Respecting and Fostering Learner Autonomy in Responding to Advanced Writing"                                                  James Tierney                                   Yale University "Small Steps to Greater Autonomy & Learner-Centeredness"                    Elena Bolel                                            Maltepe University CANCELLED "Creating A GAME Plan for Promoting Learner Autonomy"         Melissa Öztürkyılmaz  
11:50-12:10 COFFEE BREAK
12:10-12:40 PARALLEL TALKS V
  "Learner autonomy and EFL Learning: a Study of Algerian Learners’ Readiness for Autonomous Learning"                   Linda  Ghout-Khenoune           University Abderrahmane Mira  "Learning styles Of Independent Learning Centre Users"                   Tarık Uzun                                           Yıldırım Beyazıt University "Non-overlapping magesteria : an autonomous action in a non-learning environment"           Andrew Bosson                                       Sabancı University "Shared Autonomy: Observations from a University Prep School Pilot Course"             Catriona Duncan Korkmaz &       Flora Mcvay Bozkurt    Maltepe University    
12:45-13:30 Closing Speech by Jacqueline Einer, Director of School of Languages, Sabancı University - RAFFLE - WINDING UP